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37. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer Mar 6, 2012, 21:16 Prez
Wow, am I excited! As THE world's biggest X-Com fan, I give this project my full blessing!

My thoughts on the video

++++ Turn-based!!!! That is KEY. The original had tension you could cut with a knife- no other genre can rack your nerves like Turn-based games, and tell me you didn't jump when an interrupt plasma ball is fired out of the blackness as your soldier reaches the end of his action points!! X-Com was NEVER about action; it was about tension.

- Action points are out, which is cause for a bit of concern, but given the risk and reward type system of choices, the requisite tension in each move should still be intact

+++ Destructible Terrain. You could destroy EVERYTHING on a map in the original, and finally it seems that all-important, emergent, dynamic gameplay mechanic is being brought back. FINALLY.

+++It looks FANTASTIC.

- - "Cinematic"... I have come to hate that word in games.
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